1976 Big 8 Conference Football

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Final Standings

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Oklahoma State 5 2 0 9 3 0   AP 14/UPI 14
Colorado 5 2 0 8 4 0   AP 16/UPI 16
Oklahoma 5 2 0 9 2 1   AP 5/UPI 6
Iowa State 4 3 0 8 3 0   AP 19/UPI 18
Nebraska 4 3 0 9 3 1   AP 9/UPI 7
Missouri 3 4 0 6 5 0  
Kansas 2 5 0 6 5 0  
Kansas State 0 7 0 1 10 0  
Overall Non-Conference Record 28-7-2


Honors

Consensus First-Team All-Americans

  • Mike Vaughan (OT), Oklahoma (unanimous)
  • Dave Butterfield (DB), Nebraska
  • Derrel Gofourth (C), Oklahoma State

Conference Honors

Coach of the Year: Earle Bruce, Iowa State

Offensive Player of the Year: Terry Miller (RB), Oklahoma State

Defensive Player of the Year: Clete Pillen (LB), Nebraska

Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Thomas Lott (QB), Oklahoma

Defensive Newcomer of the Year: John Corker (LB), Oklahoma State

First-Team All-Conference

Offense

POS PLAYER SCHOOL
QB Vince Ferragamo* Nebraska
RB Tony Reed* Colorado
RB Terry Miller** Oklahoma State
WR Luther Blue* Iowa State
WR Joe Stewart* Missouri
TE Don Hasselbeck** Colorado
T Bob Lingenfelter* Nebraska
T Mike Vaughan** Oklahoma
G Dave Greenwood* Iowa State
G Dan Schmidt* Nebraska
C Derrel Gofourth** Oklahoma State
K Abby Daigle* Oklahoma State

Defense

POS PLAYER SCHOOL
DE Ray Phillips* Nebraska
DE Daria Butler* Oklahoma State
DT Mike Fultz** Nebraska
DT Phillip Dokes** Oklahoma State
MG Charlie Johnson* Colorado
LB Clete Pillen* Nebraska
LB Daryl Hunt* Oklahoma
DB Mike Spivey* Colorado
DB Dave Butterfield** Nebraska
DB Scott Hill* Oklahoma
DB Zac Henderson** Oklahoma
P Cliff Parsley** Oklahoma State

Post-Season

Bowl Games

Date Bowl Team Opponent Score
Dec 19 Tangerine Bowl Oklahoma State Brigham Young 49-21
Dec 25 Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma Wyoming 41-7
Dec 31 Bluebonnet Bowl Nebraska Texas Tech 27-24
Jan 1 Orange Bowl Colorado Ohio State 10-27